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Emily Climbs
Emily Climbs: A Virago Modern Classic | L. M. Montgomery
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Emily never imagined Aunt Elizabeth would allow her to go to high school in Shrewsbury, and she's thrilled, especially as her close friends Ilse, Teddy and Perry will be there. But there are certain conditions: for the whole three years Emily must board with hateful Aunt Ruth, and she must promise to stop writing stories. To Emily, this is unthinkable, but she wants an education, and reluctantly agrees. With the move from her beloved home at New Moon to Aunt Ruth's house, Emily's world is turned upside down. Not only must she prove herself at school, despite rejection and jealousy, but she can no longer count on her friends. Her happy childhood friendships - especially with Teddy and Perry - start to turn into something more complicated and in a small-town, the merest hint of gossip can cause scandal.
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AnneCecilie
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I really enjoyed this second book about Emily (mostly 3rd in the Norwegian translation).

Emily goes with her friends to school in Shrewsbury, and she stays with her aunt Ruth. I liked watching Emily growing up.

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BarbaraJean
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I love this book just as much as I ever did. 💜 With Emily off on her own in Shrewsbury, I saw so many similarities with Anne of the Island / Anne of Windy Poplars (and I do love Anne‘s adventures at Redmond and in Kingsport!). I loved seeing Emily‘s growing maturity as she makes her own way & begins to climb her “Alpine path.” #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

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Daisey
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I finished this reread last night and thoroughly enjoyed revisiting Emily. There are some real growing up moments in this story and also some truly amusing bits. I‘m looking forward to continuing with Emily‘s Quest soon.

#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead #reread

Daisey @TheAromaofBooks This is my number 15 #DoubleSpin book for September. Nothing like finishing both books on the last day of the month to feel I did accomplish something. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I enjoyed this one, too - I actually liked it a lot better than Emily of New Moon. I'm excited about reading Emily's Quest. I've never read this trilogy before, even though I love so many of Montgomery's other books!! 2mo
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I finally finished book 2 in the Emily series a few days late for the buddy read. This was just as enjoyable as the first and I really wish I had read these when I was younger. Emily cracks me up! I‘m very excited to see where her relationship with Teddy will go in book 3. 5⭐️

#classics

BarbaraJean You‘re not that late… I‘m only just now remembering to post my review of this! 😆 2mo
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#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - Emily Climbs Discussion - part 6 (last one!)

In the last chapter, Emily lists the moments that “stand out so much more clearly and significantly than others” from her years in Shrewsbury.
What moments stand out to you from Emily Climbs: favorites, least favorites, funniest, most moving or meaningful?
Any final thoughts on the book?

sblbooks I loved the woman who spanked the king story! 2mo
BarbaraJean @sblbooks Yes!! And I love that it's that story that begins to get her writing some attention.
One of my favorite scenes is one Emily herself mentions--the night on the haystack. It's full of such beautiful description, and I could just picture Emily's beauty-loving soul drinking it all in. And the scene with Miss Royal and the dog is absolutely hilarious!!
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sblbooks @BarbaraJean 🐶 that was a great scene. 2mo
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rubyslippersreads I like the woman who spanked the King story, but I don‘t really like Emily‘s “second sight” finding of the little boy. To me, it‘s not nearly as emotional as her finding of Ilse‘s mother in EONM , which always thrills me, no matter how many times I‘ve read it. I like the scene where Emily shows Evelyn the plagiarized poem, and the “look” between her and Teddy. ⬇️ 2mo
rubyslippersreads And I like the dream she has about Teddy vs. Dean, because it reveals a lot about that situation, both to Emily and to the reader. 2mo
quietjenn Emily's list is a pretty good one - except maybe the poetry bits, because I'm just not much of a poetry person 😉 But I loved so many of those other moments. And, as mentioned elsewhere, when Aunt Ruth gets gussied up and goes to set Dr. Hardy and Mrs. Tolliver straight! And right after that, the scene with the bad little dog and Miss Rivers. 2mo
BarbaraJean @rubyslippersreads I agree about Emily‘s “second sight” in this one. It just doesn‘t ring true to me like the discovery about Ilse‘s mother. The episode in New Moon is far more organic and yes—emotional. There‘s a connection and a depth there that‘s lacking here. And YES about that dream. Very telling. I love the “look” scene, too! 2mo
Bkwrm7 Perhaps because it comes at the end, my favorite is the scene with Miss Royal and the Dog. When they both realize the dog belongs to neither of them and you can go back through the conversation to see the other meanings of Miss Royal's side. Oh, I laughed! 2mo
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#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - Emily Climbs Discussion - Part 5

What did you think about Emily‘s response to Miss Royal‘s offer to go to New York?
What do you think is more important for a writer like Emily: the beauty of the surroundings she loves, or the opportunities and connections New York might provide?

Jerdencon I would have gone to NY if it was me! 2mo
sblbooks To Emily the beauty of her surroundings was more important. 2mo
BarbaraJean @Jerdencon I kept thinking that, too! It was such a fantastic opportunity. But I also kept wondering why she had to MOVE there. She could have gone for a month or two, gotten introduced to all the Miss Royal connections, established those contacts and then gone back home to write in the place that nourishes her soul. I also kind of agreed with Mr. Carpenter that for Emily, moving to New York would completely change the tone of her writing. 2mo
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rubyslippersreads I don‘t think Miss Royal would be an easy person to live with or work for. And I can‘t see Emily, with her worship of nature, thriving in a big city. Like @BarbaraJean I think a short adventure in NYC could have helped Emily, but not a permanent move. As Emily herself worries, “the flash” might never come there. 2mo
jewright I still kind of think she should have gone. We definitely all face those decisions that you know are going to change the path of your life forever, and you have to trust your instincts and just choose. 2mo
quietjenn I agree that a visit or an internship (was that a thing back then? Probably not) would've been beneficial, but I think Emily was right not to go. Sometimes the opportunities that look ideal on paper are seem so obvious are really not the ones we need to embrace and I think Emily was quite wise to know that about herself. Might she regret it? Sure, but I think living in NYC would've fundamentally altered her in a way that she didn't want or need. 2mo
AnneCecilie Another storyline that was not in my translation. But it sounds like an interesting one. I had to do some research since that are so many storylines that are unfamiliar to me, and from the English blurbs it seems that the first two books has been divided into three books in my translation and that maybe the last book hasn‘t been translated (at least it‘s not in the library) (edited) 2mo
BarbaraJean @rubyslippersreads Exactly—Miss Royal and her dog would not have been the best fit for Emily. (I liked how well this was illustrated by the small comments about Emily needing a cat!) @quietjenn Yes, it‘s impressive that Emily is able to set her initial hero-worship of Miss Royal (and feeling flattered by the offer), to come to the self-understanding that she does. There‘s a strong sense of independence in Emily‘s decision. 2mo
BarbaraJean @AnneCecilie It‘s so strange that your translations have been so different! Do you have a third book, but suspect it‘s material from the second book? On the first schedule post for Emily‘s Quest, there are a couple of links to electronic versions in English, if that‘s at all helpful to you. 2mo
AnneCecilie In the beginning of my third book Emily has just left for school and is staying with her Aunt Ruth. I believe that‘s the setting for the second book. And the blurb for the third book doesn‘t match anything at all. The translations in the early 90s might have taken some liberties with the text. I‘ll read my third book and then I will check out your links. 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly It really surprised me but it made sense! And I was glad she chose to stay. I suspect this may mirror Montgomery‘s own life choices, since she‘s known as such a Canadian author. 2mo
BarbaraJean @Clare-Dragonfly Oh, that‘s a great observation—I think you‘re right in the parallel to Montgomery as a Canadian author. I thought it was so interesting that Mr. Carpenter didn‘t want to see Emily‘s outlook (and her writing) to become Americanized. I love that subtle assertion of Canadian identity. Montgomery is proudly Canadian and it comes through in her books, even so subtly. 2mo
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#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - Emily Climbs Discussion - part 4

There‘s not a lot of overt talk of “beaux” in Emily Climbs (other than perhaps boring Andrew), and we don‘t see much concern over romance on Emily‘s part until that moment in the John house, and then her conversation with Teddy at the end.

What role do you see romance playing in this book, if at all?
What do you think of Emily‘s attitude towards romance vs. her ambitions?

Jerdencon I was surprised that there wasn‘t more development of her relationship with Teddy… I didn‘t understand the whole Andrew storyline. I guess the romance part is secondary to the story of her writing. 2mo
sblbooks Emily is a very studious level-headed young lady. She doesn't want anything get in the way of her writing. I was hoping for more romance between her and Teddy, maybe in the next book. 2mo
BarbaraJean I loved that Emily's first concern is her writing and her ambition to “climb the Alpine path.“ She says multiple times that she won't marry because of her writing. But there are those moments with Teddy that make it clear there would be room for Teddy AND her writing. @Jerdencon @sblbooks I agree that I want more development of their relationship! The Andrew proposal was fantastic, though: “Why should we get married?“ and “I wouldn't like it.“ 👏 2mo
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rubyslippersreads I think both Emily and Teddy are putting career ahead of romance, but Emily is still disappointed that nothing at all came of that look they shared in the old John house. If Emily were a different kind of person, she might marry Andrew, not because she loves him, but because she loves New Moon so much, and he‘ll inherit it when her aunts are gone. (Maybe “beaux” made me think of Scarlett in GWTW, who loved Tara more than any man. 😊) (edited) 2mo
rubyslippersreads @BarbaraJean I‘m sure Teddy would be perfectly happy if he and Emily had dual creative careers. @Jerdencon @sblbooks Do you think Teddy just assumes he and Emily will be together and have that kind of life, so that, coupled with teenage shyness, keeps him from being more romantic? 2mo
jewright It is hard to take that leap from friends to more. If it doesn‘t work out, you ruin your friendship. 2mo
quietjenn I find it pretty refreshing that Emily is not all that concerned with romance and is so focused on other areas of her life, especially her writing. But I think that @rubbyslippersreads has a point and that there's something in both Teddy and Emily that assumes it will eventually work out for them to be together. 2mo
AnneCecilie I liked that the book focused more on the friendships and Emily‘s writing. 2mo
rubyslippersreads @Jerdencon I think the Murrays just expected the two cousins to marry, partly to solve the “problem“ of what would happen to Emily if some suitable man didn‘t marry her. 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I surprisingly felt like there was less romance in this book than the previous. Many of Emily‘s interactions with Teddy, Perry, and Dean previously felt like the narrative was breathlessly waiting for her to choose one in the previous book, but this one has obviously made the decision, and maybe that‘s why it feels more able to focus on her career. 2mo
Bkwrm7 I think @Clare-Dragonfly has a good point - in Emily Climbs there's never any question that, if there is to be a beau, it will be Teddy. Maybe when Montgomery wrote book 1 she still hadn't decided yet! But I do like that Emily is so focused on her writing and career; that it's not treated as a placeholder thing to do or focus on until she can get herself married. 2mo
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#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - Emily Climbs Discussion - part 3

There are quite a few unlikable characters in this book: Aunt Ruth, Evelyn Blake, and of course a bit more of creepy Dean.
How do you see these characters functioning in the narrative?
As much as we may (justifiably) dislike them, how do they affect Emily and her growth?

sblbooks Emily's experiences with Evelyn Blake and her Aunt Ruth are beneficial. She matured a great deal due to both of these relationships. I feel like the Dean storyline is utterly useless & creepy. 2mo
BarbaraJean @sblbooks You're right, she really does mature because of both of them. As maddening as Aunt Ruth is, I appreciate that Emily learns how to “handle“ her. Especially in the whole episode with Perry. Emily admits where she was wrong, but also stands her ground in a way Aunt Ruth can accept. and I love how Aunt Ruth comes through in the whole scandal about the old John house!! 2mo
BarbaraJean @sblbooks Dean... ugh. While I see the value of Emily finding that kindred spirit in Dean (and some of their conversations and letters are beautiful if unrealistic), Montgomery could have written a character who isn't an inappropriately older male with an obsessive/possessive fixation on her. Emily has an older male mentor figure (i.e. Mr. Carpenter) WITHOUT the creepy possessive part, so...yeah. 2mo
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sblbooks @BarbaraJean yes, I was like finally Aunt Ruth is going to take her side. "Blood is thicker than water." 2mo
rubyslippersreads I think it‘s quite appropriate that Evelyn Blake is Miss Brownell‘s niece. Dean is getting creepier (and Old Kelly is still warning Emily against marrying a Priest). And I actually liked Aunt Ruth for sticking up for Emily. 2mo
quietjenn I think I feel more sympathetic towards Aunt Ruth than others and it was so cheering when she came through for Emily during the gossip! And I am *so* curious to know about the scandal in her past! But, mostly I just don't think that she understands Emily and it's frustrating that initially she doesn't really try. Evelyn Blake feels very real - I've know girls like that! 2mo
quietjenn As for Dean, he just sucks. And everyone knows it except for Emily, so it's frustrating that no one is really pointing it out to her, except for Old Kelly and the occassional gossip that she won't pay attention to. As a kid, I don't think the age difference registered with me so much, but I still disliked him because of how possessive he was and how in this book we see him start to dismiss Emily's writing. 2mo
BarbaraJean @rubyslippersreads That‘s right—I‘d forgotten that Miss Brownell connection! Clearly a family resemblance. 🙄 2mo
BarbaraJean @quietjenn Aunt Ruth did grow on me by the end, helped along by her sticking up for Emily. That past scandal really humanizes her, and like you, I‘m dying to know what it was! I saw lots of parallels between Aunt Ruth in this book and Aunt Elizabeth in the first book. And I completely agree with you about Dean‘s dismissal of Emily‘s writing. It‘s so condescending, and I think another symptom of his possessiveness (reminiscent of Teddy‘s mother). 2mo
Bkwrm7 I didn't like Aunt Ruth, but I loved her as a character study - you could just tell how infuriating she was and feel Emily's impotent frustration time and again. And the relief and triumph when she stood up for Emily! Evelyn was a strong foil. When they said she didn't graduate and Emily was sad about it.....because that meant she still had to deal with her! 😆 Dean continues to be gross. Being jealous of her writing is the worst. 2mo
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#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - Emily Climbs discussion - part 2

Did you think Aunt Elizabeth was reasonable/justified in demanding that Emily give up her writing in order to go to Shrewsbury?

How do you see the restriction on her writing affecting Emily, both personally and as a writer?

Jerdencon I don‘t think she was justified but it came from her limited understanding of Emily‘s need to write. She just didn‘t get it I felt and wanted to have some control of Emily. 2mo
sblbooks No, I don't think she was justified at all. I'm glad it worked out in the end, and Elizabeth is now accepting of her talent. 2mo
BarbaraJean @Jerdencon @sblbooks I feel like the same demand could have been justifiable if it had been for motives other than control and a sense that Emily's writing was a waste of time. I loved that Mr. Carpenter actually thought it would be a good exercise for Emily, and that in the end, it really helped her mature as a writer. But I was so mad that Aunt Elizabeth tacked on that demand when none of the other relatives thought it was needed! 2mo
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rubyslippersreads Aunt Elizabeth always has to have the last word. This is similar to her forcing Emily to choose between Mike and Saucy Sal in the first book. It‘s like she can‘t just give without tacking on arbitrary conditions. 2mo
quietjenn I'm pretty ambivalent about it, perhaps because I know that the end result was good for Emily and her development. But it was extremely petty and controlling and doesn't help soften any sympathies we might start to have towards Aunt Elizabeth. 2mo
AnneCecilie Aunt Elizabeth doesn‘t understand Emily and her restrictions comes from this. Like everyone else says she wants to control Emily. 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I think it was a pretty absurd condition—but it seems to have worked out well for Emily. 2mo
Bkwrm7 Agree basically with everyone else here - definitely not justified on Elizabeth's part. It's good it made Emily a stronger writer, but it's a ridiculous and strange stricture to implement. 2mo
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Here we go with our #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - Emily Climbs Discussion! Jump into the discussion whenever you are able.

Discussion part one:
What did you think of this book compared to Emily of New Moon?
Which do you like better, and why?

Jerdencon I liked the first one better only because we were getting to know Emily. That said I did enjoy watching Emily grow up in this one. 2mo
sblbooks I liked Emily of New Moon better. I enjoyed Emily's spunky side in that book. We got to know so many characters in the first book. 2mo
BarbaraJean I'm so torn between the two. In my memories of the books, Emily of New Moon has been my least favorite, but I loved it so much this time around. And yet, I have such an affection for Emily Climbs. As you said, @Jerdencon--we really get to see her grow up. This book has a similar feel to Anne of the Island & Anne of Windy Poplars for me, with Emily's close-knit friendships and beginning to make her way in the world on her own. 2mo
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rubyslippersreads I love Emily of New Moon more and have read it more often than either sequel. I think it‘s partly because Emily is a little girl (as I was when I first read it). Plus she has to settle in to a new home, and we meet all the characters with her. However, I enjoyed this reread of EC more than previous reads, and I paid more attention to the Emily/Teddy and Emily/Dean relationships. (edited) 2mo
quietjenn I think I liked Emily of New Moon more, for reasons similar to what others have said. I do love the way we see Emily grow here and I love that she is not idealized - she definitely has her faults and Montgomery isn't shy in exhibiting them! 2mo
AnneCecilie I loved this so much more. The first book was a miss for me, and I connected with this so much more. Not sure why. 2mo
Bkwrm7 I liked Emily Climbs more; something about the Shrewsbury people maybe and how they expanded the world. 2mo
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A perfect quote for my own September afternoon

#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead #September #quote

SherryJones That feels like today! 2mo
Daisey @SherryJones Yes! The photo in the background is actually from my walk yesterday, including along the corn fields about to be harvested, and it felt exactly like this to me again today. 2mo
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I enjoyed a few more pages with Emily this morning. I love L.M. Montgomery‘s writing, but these are always slow reads for me that I seem to want to savor rather than rush through. Between that feeling and keeping busy with school, I‘m still only about halfway through. However, I hope to fit in most of the rest this weekend before switching to my next book club read.

#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

SherryJones We just don‘t write like this anymore — books to be savored. It‘s all the quick hit now. Enjoy! 2mo
Daisey @SherryJones Yes, I often feel this way when comparing classics and new books. Personally, I like a mix of both. 2mo
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The Emily Climbs chapter-a-day is wrapping up, which means we‘ve got a book-end discussion coming up! Join us on Monday—I‘ll post questions over my lunch hour (mid-day Pacific Time). Feel free to jump into the discussion when you are able.

The #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead will continue on Tuesday 9/28 with Emily‘s Quest!

Confession: I couldn‘t help finishing Emily Climbs today. 😁 Ready for our discussion on Monday!!

catebutler Yay!! This has been such a fun buddy read. Can‘t wait to finish with the third book. 🥰 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m about halfway through—maybe I can finish over the weekend! 2mo
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quietjenn @Clare-Dragonfly I'm in the same boat! 2mo
Jerdencon I finished yesterday and started Emily‘s quest this morning! 2mo
BarbaraJean @catebutler Me too! @Clare-Dragonfly @quietjenn @rubyslippersreads I hope you're having a lovely and enjoyable binge-read of Emily Climbs this weekend! 😆 @Jerdencon It was hard for me not to immediately pick up Emily's Quest. 😊 2mo
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#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead I enjoyed certain aspects of this series. There are some characters/ storylines I just do not like. Does anyone else think that Teddy's mom and Dean should get together, I think they deserve each other. @BarbaraJean

BarbaraJean Teddy‘s mom + Dean—😂😂 They‘re certainly both possessive enough, and probably the same age, I think it‘s a match! Although I can see how Dean as Teddy‘s stepfather might pose a few problems…😬 2mo
sblbooks @BarbaraJean good point, poor Teddy! Teddy would have to marry Emily and move far far away.😂 2mo
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Emily Byrd Starr will always hold a special place in my heart

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Finally getting started! #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

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Here‘s the next (and last!) section of the chapter-a-day schedule for Emily Climbs. This month is moving so quickly!! I‘m enjoying my re-read of Emily Climbs so much. This past week it‘s felt very episodic, and also very Anne-ish (but maybe that‘s just all the canvassing of the past few days!). Looking forward to the rest of this book, and our discussion in a little over a week! #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

Jerdencon I‘m a little behind schedule but enjoying it! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I finished this one before I left on vacation!!! I liked it so much better than the first book! 2mo
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A bit late in starting this volume for #kindredspiritsbuddyread, but that just means I can read in great big gulps 😏

TheKidUpstairs That cover is beautiful! 3mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous cover 💫 3mo
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I‘m still behind on this buddy read, but I finished Emily of New Moon this morning and have started the first chapters of Emily Climbs. I hope to catch up with the chapter a day read this week. It‘s been a very long time since I‘ve read the complete series, so I‘m curious to see what I think on this reread.

#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead #reread

suvata I love the Emily books even more than the Anne both 3mo
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I‘m not sure where this week went—all of a sudden it‘s Saturday! I‘m a day late posting the next piece of the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead chapter-a-day schedule for Emily Climbs…but here it is now!

How‘s everyone‘s reading going? How are you liking the second Emily book so far?

Daisey I just finished my reread of Emily of New Moon this morning, so I‘m looking forward to getting started! 3mo
BarbaraJean @Daisey I posted this right on time for you, then! 😆 3mo
catebutler Enjoying this re-read! Can‘t believe how quickly this month is going by!! 🍂 3mo
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Bkwrm7 Dean is even creepier in this one and there's a ton of stuff I don't remember well at all! Aunt Ruth is just maddening. But still enjoying it. :) 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly I may be late to the discussion since I am still waiting for it to come in at the library! I guess this one is not public domain. 3mo
BarbaraJean @catebutler Seriously! It's flying by! @bkwrm7 Ugh, Dean's comments about Teddy were just awful: “keep his pencil and brush off my property.“ 😡 But I'm finding Aunt Ruth even worse!! Probably because she's just more in the foreground in this one. Or I'm actively ignoring Dean! @Clare-Dragonfly It's in public domain in Australia and accessible online! Just in case your library doesn't come through: https://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300151h.html 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, thanks! 😃 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Besides creepy Dean, I'm actually enjoying this one more than the first book. I think it's a combination of having a better idea of what to expect, and it also doesn't feel like everything in Emily's life is going wrong like it did in New Moon. 3mo
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“I read the dictionary for a whole hour—till Aunt Elizabeth got suspicious… She couldn‘t see exactly why it was wrong for me to be poring over the dictionary but she felt sure it must be because *she* never wants to do it.”

First of all, I love a heroine who reads the dictionary for an HOUR. Second, just this little glimpse is so perfectly representative of Aunt Elizabeth‘s personality. It‘s both hilarious and maddening.
#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

BarbaraJean @MommyWantsToReadHerBook It seems to have a mind of its own as far as notifications go… 🙄 3mo
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I‘ve had such fun reading and discussing Emily of New Moon for this #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead! For those of you continuing on to Emily Climbs, here‘s the first bit of the chapter-a-day schedule. Looking forward to Emily‘s next adventures!

quietjenn Thank you! I was too tired to add to the conversation tonight, but will try tomorrow! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm so interested to see where Emily goes from here!! 3mo
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When it's August but she weather can't decide if it is sunny or fall...

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“Satirize wickedness if you must — but pity weakness.”

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Somehow I did not come across Emily of New Moon until recently but better late than never! I loved this second book in the Emily series even more than the first as we follow Emily on her climb through adolescence towards her goal of becoming a writer. I think I‘m just going to jump right into the next book as I want to see how her story ends and am enjoying my armchair travel to Prince Edward Island.

vlwelser If you run out of Emily books, this one is also quite good. And there's a movie with Sarah Polley. 1y
Ncostell @vlwelser Thanks for the recommendation, I haven‘t read that either (or seen the movie). I will have to check it out! 1y
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A cloudless blue sky and blooming chickasaw plum bush from my hike
I got a plant identification app and it's my new best thing. It's so fun to finally know the name of things. And plant names are a word person's delight!
Finished book 2 of the Emily series this am. Might have enjoyed it more than book 1. On to book 3!

saresmoore Ooh, what‘s the app called? I‘ve been wanting one! 2y
wanderinglynn What app are you using? I‘ve been looking for one as there are some plants out here I‘d love to know what they are. 2y
saresmoore @wanderinglynn Same time! 😁 2y
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SamAnne Following! I've been wanting to get an app. 2y
merelybookish @wanderinglynn @saresmoore @SamAnne It's called Picture This. It has a 7 day free trial but then costs $20 for a year subscription. I'm not sure if it's the best one out there but I'm thoroughly enjoying it! 2y
mklong Thanks for posting this, I‘ve been looking for a good app too. I can‘t even identify all the plants on my balcony 🙈 2y
merelybookish @mklong I get it. I was taking pics of common weeds. Beyond the dandelion, I'm pretty clueless. 🙂 2y
readordierachel Pretty! 2y
wanderinglynn @saresmoore 🙌🏻 great minds! 2y
wanderinglynn Thanks @merelybookish I‘ll have to check it out. 2y
Cathythoughts How beautiful 2y
Centique That is beautiful! My son‘s schoolwork last week involved getting a plant identification app - it‘s been fun for all of us 😊 2y
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Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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"The only real cat is a grey cat" -- according to Emily.
Not sure I agree (orange tabbies are pretty great) but grey cats are quite elegant.

Crazeedi I have a gray cat laying on top of my chest right now😻 2y
readordierachel So elegant! I feel judged 😆 2y
merelybookish @Crazeedi I was going to add that grey cats are also loving companions. 🐱 2y
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merelybookish @readordierachel I won't lie. He is a bit judgy. He's still iffy on my husband after 5 years 2y
Lifeisasnap One of my favorite series! Are you enjoying it? 2y
merelybookish @Lifeisasnap Yes! Also on of my favorites. Rereading for comfort 2y
sarahbarnes He‘s so handsome! 😻 2y
batsy We are not worthy! 😻😼 2y
Lifeisasnap @merelybookish good for you. It is a comforting series, that‘s for sure! 2y
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GypsyKat
Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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I just need to take a moment to give some love to my all time favorite Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. The tagged book is one of the books that helped me fall in love with reading. I‘ve always loved books, but I‘m dyslexic, and had a very difficult time reading, even into my early teens. This one cadipoltded my love of reading to the next level.💜

#Canada #LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

LeahBergen Awww! She‘s such a favourite of mine. ❤️❤️ And it‘s Canada Day today, too! 🇨🇦 2y
OriginalCyn620 That‘s so wonderful! 🇨🇦😊❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Blaire
Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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Sometimes what I need is a good reread. Loved seeing Emily come into her own when she goes off to Shrewsbury. Her understanding of her family, friends, and self deepens in this book and the adults become more multi-faceted. The characters all grow in satisfying ways in this book. Perfect book for a break from daily stress.

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Blaire
Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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Trying to do better with self-care this week and so I got out in nature. I found this lovely trail behind my local playground. I‘ve been coming here for years and never knew it existed. I think L.M. Montgomery would approve of this reading spot. So much green and the sound of a rushing water. #litsywalkers #readingbreak

LeahBergen She would! 👏🏻 3y
squirrelbrain Looks lovely! 3y
Kaye Looks like a nice shady spot to sit or hike ! ( depending on your book type). 🎧 📖 3y
Blaire @LeahBergen I wish I had a wonderful name for this trail. The hidden green wood? 3y
Blaire @squirrelbrain @kaye it was so nice and a much needed respite even when I only had 20 min. 3y
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Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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Two more from my big charity book sale LM Montgomery haul.

(These are my favourite editions/covers to collect).

Post 2 of 3.

bookandcat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3y
Lcsmcat Beautiful! 3y
rubyslippersreads My favorite covers too. 😍 3y
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mabell Wow 😳😍❤️ 3y
readordierachel So pretty! 3y
catebutler So pretty! 3y
merelybookish You're killing me. 😆 3y
HardcoverHearts Those covers! Gah! 3y
charl08 Lovely! I think the Emily one is my favourite - wht a beautiful cover. 3y
batsy Beautiful ❤️ such treasures! 3y
Rissreads Such gorgeous covers 💙 3y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I knew it! 😉 3y
LeahBergen @charl08 I know! I love it, too! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon These covers are amazing! 3y
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Notafraidofwords
Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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Wow @saresmoore thank you for your generosity. Beautiful. I‘ve never read these modern classics. Thank you so much !

saresmoore I hope they speak to your heart like they did to mine! Much love to you, sweet friend. 3y
Notafraidofwords @saresmoore thank you so much friend. 3y
Bookladylinda Pretty covers!!!! 3y
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Tamra 😍 3y
batsy Gorgeous ❤️ 3y
youneverarrived Beautiful 😍 3y
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Aaronlisa
Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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This trilogy is really standing the test of time. I still like Emily just a touch more than Anne. There is still on character that I find deeply problematic but other than that a solid 4 star read.

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suvata
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Emily Climbs is the second in a series of novels (Emily of New Moon) by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It was first published in 1925.

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Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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Back to work after a 4 day long weekend... not easy. The trees have overnight started to turn, and tea and books are calling me...

One of the cats must have investigated Emily, I found this just now. A sign I should reread some LMM?

LeahBergen Definitely a sign! 😆 3y
Redjewel_7734 Emily is my fave LMM 😍 3y
llwheeler @Redjewel_7734 probably mine too. Or The Blue Castle. 3y
batsy Yes! 😁 3y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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Great sequel. I love how while Emily grows up, she still retains her imaginative spirit and love for life. Can‘t wait to start the third and final book!

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I‘ve always loved this illustration of “Emily of New Moon”.

Congrats, @GondorGirl , on the big Litfluence and thanks for the giveaway! ❤️❤️

#GG40K

LeahBergen Is this how you picture her, @saresmoore ? 😄 4y
Centique That‘s gorgeous! 😍 4y
rubyslippersreads Emily! 😍😍😍 4y
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merelybookish Beautiful! Is she holding a pen? (It looks a bit like a pipe which would be a little bit awesome 😂) 4y
Leftcoastzen That is so darling! 4y
emilyhaldi 💖 4y
batsy Emily ❤️ 4y
saresmoore 😍 How lovely! I think I picture her less cherubic, but there is certainly some mischief behind those eyes! 4y
GondorGirl What a great picture! 😍 4y
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WarpedSweetness
Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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I finished this book in the span of a few hours, never even had a chance to use my pretty tribal bookmark in it.

Emily is my favourite Montgomery character after Anne Shirley. I hate the way the Murray's treat Emily though. :-(

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I'm trying to keep my mind off of everything that happened on Christmas Day. So of course the answer to that is to drown myself in books now that I've got all the crying out. I finished the first Emily book and now I'm starting in the second.

I've logged out of FB, but I can't seem to stay away from Litsy. Too much feel-good here. This is my happy place.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Thinking of you! 4y
WarpedSweetness @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Thank you. That means a lot. 4y
Cinfhen Here's hoping for a better 2018 ~ sending good vibes your way 💕💕💕 4y
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WarpedSweetness @Cinfhen Thank you. I could use some good vibes. I've made up my mind that 2018 will be better, just need to figure out howm 4y
Andrew65 @WarpedSweetness Plenty of time for that. Your current plan of reading and Litsy is a good one whilst you allow yourself time. Sending best thoughts. 😊 4y
Ranchan Virtual hug! 💖 4y
JessClark78 ❤️❤️ 4y
TheAnitaAlvarez The Emily trilogy was one of my favorites growing up ❤️ 4y
Cailey_Mac 💕💕💕 4y
Betty Wrap yourself up in a cozy quilt and let the Littens spoil you with words 4y
Librarybelle I haven‘t read Emily in years! I‘m re-reading Anne of Green Gables next year. 4y
ElishaLovesBooks Positive thoughts and happy reading 📚💕 4y
Jas16 ❤️ 4y
WarpedSweetness @Andrew65 Thank you. I'm trying not to think about it really, at least until I see my therapist. @oOArankaOo Virtual hug back ❤❤ @JessClark78 ❤❤ @TheAnitaAlvarez Same here! I used to own them at one time. @Cailey_Mac ❤❤❤ @Betty That's why I can't stay away from Litsy. Everyone is so supportive and kind. @Librarybelle I'm planning on rereading Anne next year also! 4y
TheAnitaAlvarez @WarpedSweetness oh, I wish I owned copies myself, but I used to take them from my school‘s library, over and over again 4y
WarpedSweetness @TheAnitaAlvarez I picked up a whole bunch of first edition L. M. Montgomery books at a flea market when I was like twelve. I loved those books. I hated going to my school's library. The librarian wasn't friendly and hated children. Can you imagine? 4y
TheAnitaAlvarez @WarpedSweetness I honestly can‘t imagine. Why be a school librarian if you hate children? The ones in my school were lovely and always ready to make recommendations, which was awesome 4y
WarpedSweetness @TheAnitaAlvarez It was the high school librarian. I used to imagine she was a witch, like in that one movie where the witches turned the kids into mice. I preferred going to my local libraries. The librarians there were all so awesome and nice. 4y
TheAnitaAlvarez @WarpedSweetness we only had one library (schools in Chile are usually one for grades K-12). My town‘s library was rather sad, to be honest, so I didn‘t go often. 4y
WarpedSweetness My public library system when I lived in Pennsylvania was awesome. Where I live now the library is kind of sad too. 4y
WarpedSweetness @TheAnitaAlvarez ^^^ Also, I knew that about Chile! I didn't know you lived there. I used to have a penpal online friend who lived there. 4y
TheAnitaAlvarez @WarpedSweetness awww, that‘s so cool! I‘ve just returned from a year living in Scotland, so until like a month ago I was still there 4y
WarpedSweetness @TheAnitaAlvarez That's so cool! It must have been so awesome living in Scotland. 4y
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Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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@Cinfhen tagged me to post #FiveBooks that were influential in different stages of my life. It was extremely difficult to narrow this down!

Since this is another tag game, I'm once again doing an open tag. Seriously, if you see this post and want to participate, consider yourself tagged by me. I don't want anyone to feel left out of the fun! Feel free to tag me so I don't miss it when you post! 💗

[DELETED] 3803335244 I love these! Velveteen Rabbit made me cry 😭 4y
GypsyKat @ForeverNerdy It still makes me cry! Lol 4y
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GypsyKat
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There are definitely a few that stand out from when I was young. Island of The Blue Dolphins, the Nancy Drew books, The Boxcar Children... but reading the Emily series, specifically the second one, gave me a feeling like nothing else before. Book love. 💗💗💗

What were yours?

BookNAround The B Book by Stan and Jan Berenstain. It was the first book I ever read on my own and I still remember the amazing feeling that gave me. 4y
TheBookStacker My 4th grade teacher read us A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It sparked something in me. 4y
BookDame The Little Prince. I still feel nostalgic when I think about it. ☺️ 4y
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DebbieGrillo Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume 4y
tournevis I don't remember. I know I was so frustrated that my parentd could read all their books and magazines and I could not, so I tought myself to read. I guess the answer would be "all of theirs". 4y
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ Emily! 4y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Some great picks! 4y
whatsjennareading These are mine too!!! 4y
Captivatedbybooks OMG i forgot all about the BoxCar 4y
Librarybelle Loved Nancy Drew! 4y
needleminding Phantom of the Opera, oddly enough. I think I picked it up from a school book fair just because I liked the cover and was already a secret baby goth. 😄 4y
SheReadsAndWrites Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary 4y
Redwritinghood I remember really liking 4y
cathysaid Julie of the Wolves, Trumpet of the Swan...but my most favorite-est was Harriet the Spy (edited) 4y
MoMogrl Nancy Drew, Boxcar Children, and Babysitters Club 4y
IamIamIam Definitely Charlotte's Web but there were a lot of picture books that pushed me before that. I had a great edition of The Bremen Town Musicians that I recently found for my kids and Strega Nona were my favorites. Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel was a book I'd read every day and the Morgan books. 4y
kylienoele The Nancy Drew series!! And then Harry Potter solidified my love of reading 😍 4y
GypsyKat @BookNAround I'm not familiar with the book, but I am familiar with that amazing feeling. 💗 4y
GypsyKat @TheBookStacker Awe, love that! There's something special about being read to. 💗 4y
GypsyKat @BookDame Love that one! 💗 4y
GypsyKat @DebbieGrillo Such a classic! 😊 4y
GypsyKat @tournevis I had frustrating times learning to read too. But I'm dyslexic, so that comes with the territory. 4y
GypsyKat @rubyslippersreads Emily is so special! 💗💗💗 4y
GypsyKat @ForeverNerdy I'm loving reading everyone else's too! 😊 4y
GypsyKat @hrhthebookqueen 💗💗💗 4y
GypsyKat @Captivatedbybooks Weren't they great? 😊 4y
GypsyKat @Librarybelle Right? So much fun! 😊 4y
GypsyKat @jaimeisbionic Hahaha! I love that! 😊💗🖤 4y
GypsyKat @SheReadsAndWrites I've sadly never read these, but I've heard of them. I'll have to check them out one of these days. 😊 4y
GypsyKat @Redwritinghood I've never heard of that before, but it sounds interesting! 4y
GypsyKat @cathysaid I'm loving hearing everyone's answer to this! 😊 4y
GypsyKat @MoMogrl Oh! How could I forget Babysitters Club?! 😃 4y
GypsyKat @miamorswife I remember that one! 😊💗 4y
GypsyKat @IamIamIam Oh! I loved Charlotte's Web! 💗💗💗 4y
GypsyKat @kylienoele Awe, love it! An old classic series, and I new classic series. 😊🔍⚡️💗 4y
tournevis @GypsyKat My husband was the same. It's part of the reason he prefers to newspapers and mags: they feel less like reading to him. 4y
blueyedjokeye Matilda! 4y
IamIamIam Charlotte's Web is just as good as you remember, @GypsyKat!! I read it earlier this year and was just wonderfully brought back to childhood and had a totally new perspective as an adult! 4y
GypsyKat @tournevis I can understand that. 4y
GypsyKat @blueyedjokeye Classic! 💗 4y
GypsyKat @IamIamIam I reread it in college, but I haven't read it since. I definitely will reread it again sometime! 💗 4y
SheReadsAndWrites Ramona is so wonderful! And was all me as a kid. She had a bossy big sister and created all these scenarios in her head that would sometimes get her in trouble. All. Me. 😂😊 4y
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#Truths from cat-lover L. M. Montgomery. 😺#maybookshowers

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Of course Nicky has to show you the #samebookdifferentcover. 😸#aprilbookshowers #catsoflitsy

Eyelit 😸😸😸 5y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍😍 5y
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"Nothing ever seems as big or as terrible...when it is written out, as it does when you are thinking or feeling about it."

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Cozy Saturday night: snuggled up on the couch under a quilt reading, the hubs is playing WoW next to me, pot of tea is brewing.

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#funphotofriday @Liberty I love Anne of Green Gables but Emily Of New Moon is my absolute favorite! Emily Climbs is literally falling apart, I've read it so many times. The pink book is a copy of LM Montgomery's journals (first volume). Also pictured: Seymour.